Three Bears on CIAA Commissioner's All-Academic Team
(Hampton, VA) – Shaw's Lolia Kienka, Kalada Kienka, and Milos Stankovic were today named to the 13th Annual CIAA Commissioner's All-Academic Team, which honors student-athletes in all sports who excel both on the field and in the classroom.
The three tennis players were part of the ten-person First Team. Student-athletes at all conference schools and in all sports were considered for the award.
Lolia Kienka (Soph., Lagos, Nigeria) maintains a 3.82 GPA while majoring in Political Science. She is also a member of Shaw's Honors College. On the court, she was named CIAA Women's Tennis Player of the Year, as well as being named MVP of the CIAA Women's Tennis Tournament, which Shaw won for the second straight season. She was also named Shaw's Student-Athlete of the Year.
Kalada Kienka (Jr., Lagos, Nigeria) majors in Computer Science and has a 3.96 GPA. He was named Shaw's Outstanding Student in Computer Science – an honor usually reserved for seniors. He is a member of the All-CIAA Men's Tennis Team and a leading member of the team that won their sixth straight CIAA Championship last month.
Milos Stankovic (Sr., Montenegro, Serbia) has maintained a 4.0 GPA in Business Administration while at Shaw. He was also named All-CIAA in Men's Tennis and helped lead the Bears to their sixth straight CIAA Men's Tennis title.
The CIAA Commissioner's All-Academic Team aims to recognize twenty well-deserving student-athletes for their efforts in the classroom, in the community, as well as their contributions to the success of their respective athletic programs. Ten CIAA student-athletes were named First Team CIAA Commissioner's All-Academic Team, while ten were named to the Second Team.
The CIAA Commissioner's All-Academic Team is voted on by the CIAA Sports Information Directors Association and is in its 13th year. To be eligible for the team a student-athlete must have completed on academic year at a CIAA institution, earned a minimum 3.2 grade point average, and have excelled as a starter or significant reserve in a CIAA sanctioned sport.
The full listing:
Nikki Boston JCSU Track & Field JR 3.94 Vidalia, GA Computer Info. Systems
Marquie Cooke ECSU Men's Basketball SO 4.0 Suffolk, VA Sport Management
Orolando Duffus SAC Track & Field JR 3.95 St. Catherine, Jamaica Business Administration
Leford Green JCSU Track & Field JR 3.90 St. Catherine, Jamaica Communication Arts
Kalada Kienka SU Men's Tennis JR 3.96 Lagos, Nigeria Computer Science
Lolia Kienka SU Women's Tennis SO 3.82 Lagos, Nigeria Political Science
Allie Kolezynski CU Softball SO 3.93 Strongsville, OH Business Administration
Kyara Lombre BSU Women's Tennis JR 4.0 Mitchellville, MD Communications
Milos Stankovich SU Men's Tennis SR 4.0 Montenegro, Serbia Business Administration
Jason Stuckey JCSU Men's Tennis SR 4.0 Cincinnati, OH Business Administration
Braxton Byerson VUU Men's Basketball JR 3.6 Colonial Heights, VA Business Marketing
Jennifer Carter SPC VB/Bowling/SB SO 3.71 Detroit, MI Chemistry
Tiffany Haywood FSU Women's Basketball JR 3.36 Fayetteville, NC Elementary Education
Sheena Johns SAC Track & Field JR 3.66 Dover, DE Business Administration
Kristy Mitchell FSU Women's Tennis JR 3.98 Fayetteville, NC Math
Maya Newman BSU Women's Basketball SR 4.0 Baltimore, MD Communications
Allison Sikes SAC Women's Basketball JR 3.69 Richmond, VA Psychology
Rhon'Neisha TaylorVSU Women's Basketball JR 3.6 Nashville, TN Sport Management
CJ Westler CU Football SR 3.56 Marion, OH Sport Science/Phys Ed
Shermaine WilliamsJ CSU Track & Field JR 3.79 St. Andrew, Jamaica Biology
BSU- Bowie State University CU- Chowan University
ECSU- Elizabeth City State University FSU- Fayetteville State University
JCSU- Johnson C. Smith University LC- Livingstone College
SAC- St. Augustine's College SPC- St. Paul's College
SU- Shaw University VSU- Virginia State University
VUU- Virginia Union University